Jane Sharkey

Artist Statement
Where you can extract yourself from your domestic chores, working life, stress of any given situation and retreat into a private space of your own devising, you can find solace. I try to relate a narrative of an individual’s way of escaping reality. These interests are sometimes hidden from the rest of us and the resounding connection between all of the people I’ve produced work about has been their ability to appropriate some form of escape that temporarily detaches them from either their mundane or chaotic lives. While in the process of trying to understand certain personality traits in other people and uncovering what motivates them, I am continually in pursuit of my own release, my own individual quest for a sense of peace and contentment. I graduated in printmaking, but use various mediums to express ideas including film, photography, text, installation and sound.